Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

: 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18--22

Stress and hormones

Salam Ranabir1, K Reetu2 
1 Department of Medicine, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, India
2 Department of Physiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, India

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Salam Ranabir
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In the modern environment one is exposed to various stressful conditions. Stress can lead to changes in the serum level of many hormones including glucocorticoids, catecholamines, growth hormone and prolactin. Some of these changes are necessary for the fight or flight response to protect oneself. Some of these stressful responses can lead to endocrine disorders like Graves«SQ» disease, gonadal dysfunction, psychosexual dwarfism and obesity. Stress can also alter the clinical status of many preexisting endocrine disorders such as precipitation of adrenal crisis and thyroid storm.

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Ranabir S, Reetu K. Stress and hormones.Indian J Endocr Metab 2011;15:18-22

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Ranabir S, Reetu K. Stress and hormones. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Jan 26 ];15:18-22
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